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NIA SSEPD 0006: Impact of Electrolysers on the Distribution Network

Key activities

To design and test an operational system for the safe, efficient operation of an electrolyser connected to the distribution network and establish a commercial framework for carrying out trials. To allow us to assess impacts of a large scale electrolyser on the network and produce a technical design for the control system which will allow a full range of trials to be undertaken.

Expected outcomes

Identification of the extent to which an electrolyser can be controlled to minimise its impact on the network and if it can be used as a tool to manage issues caused by other disruptive technologies.


£165,000 (£753,000 Tier 1)

Start/end date

2013 – 2016

Project Manager

Stevie Adams